Fitness

Pre-Game Your St. Patrick’s Day Festivities with Yoga and Whiskey

Because every workout is better when it ends with a cocktail.


Ronan O’Connor and Haley Rose at the South End's Revolution Hotel

Ronan O’Connor and Haley Rose at The Revolution Hotel. / Photo provided by Haley Rose

St. Patrick’s Day weekend in Boston usually means green beer, pub crawls, and clover-clad parade routes. But this year, The Revolution Hotel is offering a healthy way to break up your St. Patty’s Day revelries with a festive Saturday morning yoga class, accompanied in true Irish fashion, with a post-workout whiskey tasting.

Hosted by Instagram’s @YogaGolfDad, Ronan O’Connor—an Irishman, father, and yogi redefining the term “dad-bod’—and the fitness class booking app Mind Body, this “St. Patrick’s Day Pregame: Yoga, Sweat, Whiskey” event is the perfect way to ease into the holiday spirit.

The event kicks off with a 75-minute vinyasa/sculpt yoga class, coined as an “Irish-infused yoga flow and jig,” which will combine continuous movement with bodyweight strength training and cardio. The class will be led by Boston-based instructors, Haley Rose, Majesta Thorndike, Lloyd Hawthorn, Nicole Streeter, and of course, O’Connor himself. All levels of yogis, 21-years-old and up, are welcome—from newcomers to Warrior III pros.

After sweating it out, you can sip on samples of Irish whiskey from Proper No. Twelve, nibble on complimentary snacks, and enjoy samples and giveaways from Lululemon, CorePower Yoga, and more.

And if you find yourself outside Boston on St. Patty’s day weekend, there are plenty of other places to break a sweat. Get a full-body workout Sunday morning at Providence’s Wayland Square Lululemon, throw a few hits and enjoy snacks in Waltham at the “Punches and Brunches” St. Patrick’s Day Boxing Class, or pair your weekend barre class with some post-burn brews in Andover.

If you are planning on partaking in the “Irish-infused” yoga at The Revolution Hotel this Saturday, check-in begins at 9:45 am, with the class starting at 10:15 am sharp. Bring your own mat, grab a towel and water, and pre-game Sunday’s parade with a balanced day of yoga and whiskey.

$15, 9:45 a.m.-12 p.m., March 16, The Revolution Hotel, 40 Berkeley St., Boston, eventbrite.com